MWC 2018: Desperately seeking a business case

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IoT, 5G, edge computing and AI showed they were maturing as technologies at MWC 2018, but it’s harder to see yet how the first three make much money for telcos. AI has a different problem: the field is developing so fast that best practice is changing all the time. In this report we outline what we found, and a pragmatic approach for telcos to successfully harness these technologies and create value beyond connectivity.


Format: PDF filePages: 12 pagesCharts: 01Author: Andrew CollinsonPublication Date: March 2018

Table of Contents

  • What we found at MWC 2018
  • No big surprises, but plenty of nuance
  • 5G: patchy to start
  • Edge computing: the need to move beyond technology
  • IoT: the struggle to add value
  • NFV/SDN: grinding forward
  • AI: strategies taking form
  • So, what should telcos do?
  • Next steps

Table of Figure

  • Figure 1: TELUS Health Exchange

Technologies and industry terms referenced include: 5G, AI, edge computing, Healthcare, IoT, mwc, nfv, partnering, SDN, TELUS, vertical strategy